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The Seriousness of Head On Auto Accidents

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on July 31, 2013

The Seriousness of Head On Auto AccidentsAll auto accidents need to be taken seriously by legal professionals whenever they occur as a result of another person's negligence. The damage to one's vehicle can be substantive, but more importantly, auto accidents can have such a drastic impact on a person's overall quality of life.

You can rest assured that our personal injury lawyers will be here for you if you or someone that you love has been injured in an auto accident. Right now, we'd like to look at one type of especially serious auto accident: head on collisions.

What are head on auto accidents?

Head on auto accidents are motor vehicle collisions in which the front ends of vehicles impact each other. (This is why head on accidents are also referred to as front end collisions.) These kinds of motor vehicle accidents sometimes only involve a single moving vehicle and another vehicle that is stationary, though they are generally their most serious when there are two moving vehicles involved.

Common Causes of Head On Auto Accidents

The most common causes of head on auto accidents that our auto accident lawyers notice are:

  • Attempts to pass/overtake other motorists
  • Texting while driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver distraction
  • Speeding
  • Mechanical failure/defective parts

Are head on auto accidents serious?

Yes. Front end collisions can be extremely serious, especially when a vehicle is traveling at high speed. In fact, when two vehicles are in motion and are involved in a head on collision, the results can be especially deadly. Many wrongful death claims are filed following head on collisions because the force of such impacts can prove fatal.

Serious Injuries That Can Result from Head On Auto Accidents

Some of the serious injuries that can occur following a head on auto accident include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Broken bones
  • Serious lacerations
  • Severe internal damage
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia

Many of these above injuries can cause major changes to a person's overall quality of life. In the case of traumatic brain injuries, this could mean major mental and physical handicaps from which someone can never recover. Those who become paralyzed as a result of an accident will similarly face a number of hardships and drastic changes going forward in life.

What Our Legal Team Can Do for Clients

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a head on auto accident, the team at our personal injury law firm will partner with you in order to ensure that you receive just compensation for any and all injuries that were sustained.

We will fight diligently for both compensatory damages to cover medical bills and changes in your life as well as punitive damages in order to punish the party responsible for the accident. In the case of a wrongful death claim, our team will be here to help you recover damages to account for the pain of losing your loved one. Most importantly, our legal team will provide you with peace of mind so that you can concentrate on recuperation and mourning.

Meet with Our Personal Injury Lawyers

For more information about head on auto accident litigation and your many other legal options following a serious collision, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury attorneys today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results in your case.

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